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2005 Minnesota Twins

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2004 / 2006

83-79, Finished 3rd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Gardenhire (83-79)
GM: Terry Ryan, Farm Dir: Jim Rantz, Scouting Dir: Mike Radcliff
Scored 688 runs, Allowed 662 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-78

Ballparks: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome · Attendance: 2,034,243 (9th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 103

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2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 4, 2004

Selected Corky Miller off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

October 6, 2004

Alex Prieto granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2004

Joe Roa granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2004

Joe Beimel granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2004

Aaron Fultz selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

October 15, 2004

Pat Borders granted Free Agency.

Juan Diaz granted Free Agency.

Jose Offerman granted Free Agency.

Carlos Pulido granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2004

Henry Blanco granted Free Agency.

Brad Radke granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Cristian Guzman granted Free Agency.

Terry Mulholland granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2004

Corey Koskie granted Free Agency.

November 12, 2004

Released Seth Greisinger.

November 15, 2004

Signed Jason Tyner as a free agent.

Signed Gil Velazquez as a free agent.

November 23, 2004

Signed Juan Castro as a free agent.

November 24, 2004

Signed Mike Redmond as a free agent.

December 7, 2004

Signed Brad Radke as a free agent.

December 13, 2004

Drafted Ryan Rowland-Smith from the Seattle Mariners in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Armando Gabino from the Cleveland Indians in the 2004 minor league draft.

December 14, 2004

Signed Bud Smith as a free agent.

Signed Glenn Williams as a free agent.

December 15, 2004

Signed Terry Mulholland as a free agent.

December 16, 2004

Signed Trey Hodges as a free agent.

December 17, 2004

Signed Luis Jimenez as a free agent.

December 21, 2004

Signed Pat Strange as a free agent.

January 3, 2005

Signed Brent Abernathy as a free agent.

January 4, 2005

Signed Andy Fox as a free agent.

January 18, 2005

Signed Eric Munson as a free agent.

January 24, 2005

Signed C.J. Nitkowski as a free agent.

Released Adam Johnson.

January 27, 2005

Signed Armando Rios as a free agent.

March 25, 2005

Returned Ryan Rowland-Smith (earlier draft pick) to the Seattle Mariners.

March 27, 2005

Released Andy Fox.

Released Eric Munson.

March 31, 2005

Released C.J. Nitkowski.

Michael Restovich selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays off waivers.

April 14, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Jimmy Anderson as a free agent.

May 6, 2005 (Standings)

Released Trey Hodges.

May 13, 2005 (Standings)

Released Brian Wolfe.

June 7, 2005 (Standings)

Drafted Matt Garza in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2005.

Drafted Kevin Slowey in the 2nd round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2005.

Drafted Brian Duensing in the 3rd round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 26, 2005.

Drafted Steven Tolleson in the 5th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed July 3, 2005.

Drafted Alex Burnett in the 12th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2005.

Drafted Yonder Alonso in the 16th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted David Herndon in the 23rd round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Rene Tosoni in the 36th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed May 25, 2006.

Drafted Charles Leesman in the 40th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 15, 2005 (Standings)

Released Jimmy Anderson.

June 16, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Yangervis Solarte as an amateur free agent.

June 22, 2005 (Standings)

Released Evan Meek.

July 11, 2005 (Standings)

Received Bret Boone from the Seattle Mariners as part of a conditional deal.

July 31, 2005 (Standings)

Released Bret Boone.

August 1, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Brian Buchanan as a free agent.

October 3, 2005 (Standings)

Joe Mays granted Free Agency.

Augie Ojeda granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2005 (Standings)

Matt LeCroy granted Free Agency.

Jason Tyner granted Free Agency.

Glenn Williams granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2005 (Standings)

Brent Abernathy granted Free Agency.

Luis Rivas granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Jason Tyner as a free agent.

Brian Buchanan granted Free Agency.

Todd Dunwoody granted Free Agency.

Luis Jimenez granted Free Agency.

Corky Miller granted Free Agency.

Mike Ryan granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2005

Terry Mulholland granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2005

Jacque Jones granted Free Agency.

November 23, 2005

Signed Mike Smith as a free agent.

Signed Glenn Williams as a free agent.

December 2, 2005

Traded Scott Tyler (minors) and Travis Bowyer to the Florida Marlins. Received Luis Castillo.

December 8, 2005

Drafted Jason Pridie from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

December 9, 2005

Traded J.C. Romero to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received Alexi Casilla.

December 14, 2005

Signed Jason Hart as a free agent.

December 15, 2005

Signed Tony Batista as a free agent.

December 20, 2005

Signed Andres Torres as a free agent.

December 21, 2005

Signed Shawn Wooten as a free agent.

Grant Balfour granted Free Agency.

December 22, 2005

Signed Matt Ford as a free agent.

Signed Rondell White as a free agent.

January 9, 2006

Signed Darrell May as a free agent.

January 31, 2006

Signed Ryan Glynn as a free agent.

Signed Peter Munro as a free agent.

Signed Tim Raines as a free agent.

Signed Ruben Sierra as a free agent.

February 14, 2006

Signed Josmil Pinto as an amateur free agent.

February 21, 2006

Signed Dennys Reyes as a free agent.

February 26, 2006

Signed Steve Lomasney as a free agent.

March 2, 2006

Released Ryan Glynn.

Released Tim Raines.

March 26, 2006

Released Darrell May.

March 29, 2006

Returned Jason Pridie (earlier draft pick) to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Rob Bowen selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

April 1, 2006

Released Kyle Phillips.

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